• The original version of this story incorrectly stated that the Legislature had raised the per-barrel tax on oil. The tax remains the same. The information has been corrected.
Subscribe to Northwest RSS feed
OLYMPIA — State lawmakers are returning Wednesday for a special session with pretty much the same to-do list they had when they arrived in January for the 2015 regular session.
Nobody was hurt when gunfire rang out Monday morning inside North Thurston High School in Lacey.
OLYMPIA — A bill to ban therapies that try to change the sexual orientation of homosexual youths is likely dead for this legislative session.
OLYMPIA — A campaign finance reform bill that supporters said would shine light on “dark money” in politics appears dead after a procedural fight between the two caucuses in the Senate Wednesday.
OLYMPIA — You know the quadrennial quandary in this state over how to make the presidential primary meaningful?
OLYMPIA — A new law signed by the governor last week aims to give residents a wealth of new information about geologic dangers lurking in Washington.
TACOMA — Many of the state’s elected leaders agree: Troy Kelley must go. They included Democratic colleagues like the governor and the attorney general.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Legislature will go into overtime to handle key issues, including the $38 billion budget needed to keep the state running for two years starting July 1.
Washington’s public colleges and universities were among the first in the nation to agree to let students skip remedial classes if they score high enough on the 2015 Smarter Balanced assessment, a test tied to the Common Core education standards. Now, the newspaper Education Week reports that such agreements have spread to six states.
OLYMPIA — House Democrats released a $15.5 billion transportation package Monday that would raise the gas tax and spend those dollars much like the plan passed by the Republican-controlled Senate in March.
Seattle police arrested a naked man Saturday night after he allegedly broke into a University District apartment building and struggled with officers who responded to confront him. Officers responded to the apartment building and found the man completely naked inside the small storage unit. After the man refused the officers’ orders to exit, police took him into custody after a brief struggle. The man bit one officer’s gloved thumb, but didn’t break the skin.
OLYMPIA — Money to build a new cafeteria at Marysville Pilchuck High School and expand youth programs in communities affected by the Oso mudslide is in the proposed capital budget moving through the state Senate.
OLYMPIA — A Senate bill to combat distracted driving died Tuesday after crashing into a barrier of bipartisan opposition in a key House committee.